New Delhi: The opposition, on Tuesday, sought to inject the November 2016 demonetization into the election discourse and released a video purportedly showing a Bharatiya Janata Party worker exchanging old notes in Gujarat on payment of a 40 per cent commission. However, it did not vouch for the authenticity of the 30-minute clip.
Congress leader Kapil Sibal along with senior leaders from his party as well as Rashtriya Janata Dal, Loktantrik Janata Dal, National Conference and Telugu Desam Party alleged the video was filmed by some journalists and that they found the video online.
While referring to Karnataka’s veteran BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa’s purported diary notings on alleged payoff to BJP leaders, the finance minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley tweeted saying “when there are no real issues, rely on ‘fakery’.”
The ‘Fakery Caravan’ of the UPA continues to move. After a fake BSY Diary, a fake sting. When there are no real issues, rely on ‘fakery’.— Chowkidar Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) March 26, 2019
Jaitley also said that every election needs a few humorous breaks.
Sibal said the video shows the story behind the decision to bring demonetization and alleged that the “chowkidar has betrayed and snatched people’s money”.